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Tiki Mag's Winter 08-09 Issue Release Party (Nov.21)
Tiki Joe's Pop
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Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 519
From: Seattle
Posted: 2008-11-24 7:51 pm   Permalink

Man oh MAN, that was a blast- certainly worth 2 plane changes in Salt Lake.

Mahalos for the warm welcome and feedback from (deep breath)Ernie,GoGo,Kirby,Atomikitty,C'Al,JimB,MartyLush,SoccerTiki&WooHoo!,Jeff(great tunes),JonPaul&Marie,Ravenne,Kari,Mark&Cindy,and of course, TraderTom,Ilene&TraderJoe.Cass-if only I'd known what you looked like!

Wish Marcus Thorn could've been there-glad BigToe made up for the loss with an almost-passable accent during dinner.

SQUID-...and it all started with the short bus. Thanks for the super-cool goods and the happy chats. Hope Mitch appreciated our simple toast. Au revoir, amigo~ enjoy the City of Lights at Christmas,man.
KEN- Dave was right-we're a match made in an asylum, and I believe it's you that rocks, by the way. Know any good/inappropriate Spike Jones stories? Made my night.
BIG TOE-Thanks for the props on the Marcus article (his kiln will never be the same.) and congrats!~the art I got from you didn't scare my kid!!!
THOR-as everyone said, your velvet was a thing to behold in person. Hope to catch up with you in Oahu next year.
and NICK-thanks so much for the event, for your support, and for introducing me to Marcus.

Until the next California saga...
CHEERS, you beautiful babies-

Andy





 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8897
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-11-24 10:09 pm   Permalink

Thanks to Nick for having me DJ, I had a lot of fun.

thanks to those who gave shout outs for the tunes.

hope I mixed it up ok.

didnt want to be too sleepy or surfy.

Nick I did get in yer Mele Kalekemaka by Bing,
but you were gone somewhere.

Great event, and I was blown away by how many people were stuffed in there.
Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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THOR's
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Joined: Apr 30, 2004
Posts: 595
Posted: 2008-11-25 04:17 am   Permalink

Aloha!

I appreciate your feed back Bora Boris....and believe me, I am one to NEVER like old stuff to change in the least. But I have to disagree and hope we can find a balance on all this. I am fully aware of the Tonga Hut Grog will tell you I have participated many times in events there..and the owners have always supported it and the possibilities of more things too. But let me focus on Tangaroa-Ru's excitement and Damon's for a second. Damon's has , in fact changed twice at least in the 70 some years since it's birth.

Here is the history for those interested. I used to eat lunch and or dinner there at least once a week for longer than I want to admit when I worked Imagineering in Glendale. I saw the transition in the 80's and then a few years ago again when the new owner's took rein and cleaned up the place a bit. Though I miss the dusty, cob web clad stuffed monkeys that used to be in the Outrigger! Here's the history for anyone interested:
http://www.damonsglendale.com/history.html

No one's being insensitive to an icon like Damon's by suggesting what we are here. Aside from the mural in the back wall..and the thatched overhangs..most all that shell and net stuff on the booth walls is not very old in the banquet room...and my focus is exclusively on this room only. There is nothing but advantage to allowing the excitement and energy of us present artists and craftsmen that want to preserve and rekindle the poly pop movement to be part of Damon's. This is what starts others (like the other majority in the place that night oblivious to the show) to get pulled into the magic of Tiki and what we all are entranced by already. I met several people that night who wandered in accidentally and were really excited to be introduced to all this. Taking an icon like Damon's as a "stage" to further the resurgence of Tiki is a natural and reverent way to keep all this going into the future. It's what keeps people refreshed and keeps places like this from being bought out and turned into a Denny's one day.

No one wants to mess with the key areas of Damon's here. However, as a very loyal Damon's patron for decades..I want to just do what I can to generate a little bit of new celebration to this place. I think this could become infectious...and that, with people like us being the ones bringing the new enthusiasm gingerly into these places, creates a movement that preserves them!...not messes with them. We excite and expose more of the public into this enchantment and that, again..is no greater a way to insure these places live on as long as all of us who care, do.

Kari..let us know what the owners are down for. I don't want to belabor this issue or create an endless debate thread on this..it is a positively driven concept that has nothing but positive intent to inject the inertia of what we all love further into the tissues and soul of the past, present and future of Tiki.

Speaking of "injections"..I'll take a Damon's Mai Tai straight in the arm and am seriously craving their beef Strogenof now..though I can't spell it.

~T





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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7582
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-11-25 08:39 am   Permalink

Did anyone else see that drag queen/tranvestite that looked like Nina Simone meets Jimmy Walker?
She/he was there when Toe and i got there
and stayed til past 7 after dinner....
Tom sez she/he has his socks and wallet
and he wants 'em back!


 
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Tangaroa-Ru
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 413
From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2008-11-25 08:39 am   Permalink

Bora Boris, I do understand where you're coming from. I respect you and I love old Tiki places, too. Thor's response: Well, I could not have said this better myself. Thor, you're as articulate and sensitive a writer as you are an artist. I have no desire to change anything else about Damon's, since I enjoy that place just as it is, too. But I really think a little more Tiki feeling in that fairly blank "party" room would be a fantastic addition -- and a genuine "thank you" from us to Damon's for what they do. They were incredibly open-minded about letting us throw our party there. Earlier this year, I took Nick Camara to Damon's (he had never been there). Ernie (Grog) joined us and we had a fantastic dinner. When the owners found out that we were from Tiki Magazine, they picked up the entire tab and sent over every dessert on the menu! So, I suggested Damon's to Nick, when he was considering trying out a new spot for the magazine party. I felt the added reservations that night would be a nice way to thank them back, PLUS it would make more Tikiphiles aware of what a great place Damon's is! From my first phone call to them, they were excited and on board with having a whacky group like ours hold our event there. Next week, I will merely ask them if they would like some contributions to help spruce up that one room, and I'll let all of you know what happens from that point. But, of equal importance, I am glad to read that so many people had a good time at the party. If you did, please continue to patronize Damon's. Oh, and I also hope you all enjoy the latest issue of Tiki Magazine! Aloha from Kari.

 
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Tangaroa-Ru
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 413
From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2008-11-25 08:42 am   Permalink

Jeez, Kenny! I thought I looked kind of pretty that night! But, okay, I'll give Tom back his wallet. Can I keep his socks, though? I'm a sentimental girl, you know...

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7582
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-11-25 08:47 am   Permalink

you look nothing like NinaSimoneJimmyWalker!
I can't believe noone else saw this character!
YOIKS!


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6888
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-11-25 09:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-25 08:47, little lost tiki wrote:
you look nothing like NinaSimoneJimmyWalker!
I can't believe noone else saw this character!
YOIKS!



She/he is a regular there.


 
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Tangaroa-Ru
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 413
From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2008-11-25 09:25 am   Permalink

I do go there fairly regularly... Oh wait, who are we talking about? Ha ha ha... okay, fun's over. Back on the bus.

 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2585
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-11-25 10:02 am   Permalink

Thor and Tangaroa-Ru,

now I fully understand what you were saying and it sounds good. It's just that the first posts had a very "There's a new sheriff in town!" feel to them and when you consider all the unfinished plans that get posted here on Tiki Central my original thought was why throw another unfulfilled idea on the pile? but after reading your responses I look forward to whatever comes from your efforts.


 
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Tangaroa-Ru
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 413
From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2008-11-25 10:25 am   Permalink

Bora Boris: no worries, my friend. I can see how you might have read something more into what I suggested. Hey, this is just a happy little fantasy right now, anyway. But what a hoot if we could make this happen, right? I'll keep you all informed. Not like I'm the Queen Bee of this or anything, but I will, at least, follow up next week. Have yourself an aloha-filled day!

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7582
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-11-25 10:34 am   Permalink

Can we get back to MORE PHOTOS
and stop all this BOOOOOORING blather?
SHEEEEEEEEESHH!
whatever you guys decide
i think we should ask the "regulars"
what they think....

and Megan ROCKS!
_________________

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I'm on Facebook too! under my real name Ken Ruzic
Yeeeeeeeah!


 
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THOR's
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Posts: 595
Posted: 2008-11-25 12:34 pm   Permalink

OK Ken..let's get back to the transvestite. Did you notice that "she" and I were never seen at the same time in Damon's?? Did you notice her pancake makeup could have covered anything... even a stach and goatee perhaps?? Hmmmmmm Also..did you notice her great legs??...through the hair? Lastly..did you see that "she" always had a drink in her hands held AT crotch level??..a BIG drink at that?? Do the math!

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7582
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-11-25 1:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-25 12:34, THOR's wrote:
OK Ken..let's get back to the transvestite. Did you notice that "she" and I were never seen at the same time in Damon's?? Did you notice her pancake makeup could have covered anything... even a stach and goatee perhaps?? Hmmmmmm Also..did you notice her great legs??...through the hair? Lastly..did you see that "she" always had a drink in her hands held AT crotch level??..a BIG drink at that?? Do the math!


X 100000000000000000000000000000000000!
you are THE quick change artist of all artists Tom!
is there nothing you can't accomplish?
great dress by the way!
was it velvet?

okay! back to the boring Damon's/Tonga Hut throwdown!
and while we're at it...
LET"S SEE SOME MO' PRETTY PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tangaroa-Ru
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 413
From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2008-11-25 1:45 pm   Permalink

Kenny, I am DONE with the "boring Damon's throwdown" subject. This kitten knows when she needs a new ball o' yarn. Besides, we've all kissed and made up. Now I'm reapplying my lipgloss. Speaking of...Thor, it would be great if you could dry clean my dress before you return it to me. Yes, you looked hottttttt in it, but rum does stain. Sorry I can't appease you with photos, Kenny, but I didn't take any. My bad. I was too spent from photographing a magic show earlier that night.

 
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